A 5-day course designed to give candidates aerial tree rigging skills.
Summary / introduction:
Using modern lowering equipment to control and safely remove heavy limbs and carry out dismantling and sectional felling. Compare the Hobbs Lowering device and the GRCS side by side. Can include option to bring your ground crew for fully integrated training. Regulations and Industry Best Practice for working in larger trees.
- Trainees must hold Units 201, 202, 203 206, 306, 308 (CS30, CS31, CS38, CS39) and have a reasonable level of climbing skill
- We require a completed enrolment form
- Copy of suitable ID
- Payment of the course fee
- Produce a site specific Risk Assessment for dismantling operations
- Understand the history of the development of rigging and classic and modern systems
- Understand legislation relating to rigging operations, especially, LOLER, PUWER and the Work At Height Regulations
- Apply and understand the key terms & concepts associated with rigging, including;fall factors, safety factors, MBS, SWL, WLL, CTF, Force, weight, mass acceleration and mechanical advantage
- Select equipment including ropes, pulleys, slings, karabiners, friction devices appropriate to a range of rigging scenarios
- Tie, dress a set a range of rigging knots and know how they affect rope strength and the implications for the system
- Carry out basic techniques – Butt, tip tie and balancer
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